The Bible

Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Subdued by God.

1. A city of Judah near Lachish (Joshua 15, 38). Perhaps the ruin Kutlaneh, south of Gezer.

2. Amaziah, king of Judah, undertook a great expedition against Edom (2 Chronicles 25:5-10), which was completely successful. He routed the Edomites and slew vast numbers of them. So wonderful did this victory appear to him that he acknowledged that it could have been achieved only by the special help of God, and therefore he called Selah (q.v.), their great fortress city, by the name of Joktheel (2 Kings 14:7).

Naves Topical Index

1. A city of Judah
Joshua 15:38

2. A name given by Amaziah to Selah, a stronghold of Edom

General references
2 Kings 14:7; 2 Chronicles 25:11-12

Called Rock
Judges 1:36

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(subdued by God).

  1. A city in the low country of Judah, (Joshua 15:38) named next to Lachish.
  2. "God-subdued," the title given by Amaziah to the cliff (Authorized Version Selah)

    the stronghold of the Edomites

    after he had captured it from them. (2 Kings 14:7) The parallel narrative of (2 Chronicles 25:11-13) supplies fuller details.